Biography of Fray Antonio de Marchena (1430-1510)

Religious and Spanish astrologer of the fifteenth century, friend and protector of Cristóbal Colón whom she had met in 1484 when it arose in the monastery of la Rábida. His place of birth is unknown but it is thought that the surname may indicate the patronymic. It is believed that it kept two interviews with Colon. Marchena unconditionally supported the project of Columbus and his intervention was decisive for Isabel la Católica approve it.